Dubai's Atlantis The Royal, one of the world's most ultra-luxury experiential resorts, has been placed No 44 in the new global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023.
The list has been announced at an awards ceremony in London, and includes industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents worldwide. This long-awaited list is 50 Best’s first foray into the travel space, and its first new global ranking since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009.
Hosted at the historic Guildhall on September 19 (Tuesday), the unveiling highlights outstanding hotel experiences across the world that will shape the aspirations of consumers, travellers and hoteliers.
Within eight months of opening, Atlantis The Royal has entered The World’s 50 Best Hotels inaugural ranking as the only entry for Dubai, at No 44. The city’s newest landmark was specifically designed to challenge the boundaries of imagination and reshape what ultra-luxury travel means, said a statement.
Following its spectacular Grand Reveal Weekend in January, Atlantis The Royal became an instant icon around the world. With a collection of 795 elegant rooms, suites and signature penthouses, the resort delivers a curated array of experiences such as the sky pools, fountains that breathe fire and celebrity chef restaurants.
Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels, comments: “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to every hotel on the list, each of which has clearly made a lasting impression on our Academy of travel experts. After seeing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, it’s been especially fulfilling to see so many hoteliers from around the world gather in London to celebrate each other’s achievements under one roof for the first-ever awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Hotels. We hope this list inspires travel lovers to book somewhere truly spectacular for their next trip.”
Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Dubai, said: “Being recognised on the inaugural list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels, just eight months after opening in Dubai, is a remarkable achievement that fills us with immense pride and gratitude. This accolade reflects the dedication and passion of all our colleagues in providing exceptional experiences to our guests from day one. We are truly grateful to Kerzner International for their unwavering support and are more motivated than ever to continue raising the bar and setting new standards of excellence in hospitality.”
The list is created from the votes of The World’s 50 Best Hotels Academy, which comprises 580 international well-travelled experts within the hotel and travel industry. - TradeArabia News Service